Ground Beef Recipes – Supper in a bundle!!

Ground beef or Minced beef is on many a South African’s menu at least once a week and there are literally thousands of recipes. Some recipe books even have a section dedicated just to mince!
I got a bit tired of the old Shepperd’s Pie and Bobotie so I needed something a little different. On my weekly trip to our local market, I saw this beautiful “potbroodjie”( or bread baked in a cast iron pot) and a plan started to form in my head……Stuff it!!!! What you need is the following:

Stuffed Pot Bread


1 round loaf of bread
1kg beef mince or ground beef
1 red pepper – diced finely
1 large onion – chopped
1 clove garlic – chopped
dried oregano
1 tbsp Worcester Sauce
1 packet oxtail soup powder – you need this to bind the minced meat together.

Saute onion, pepper and garlic in some olive oil and add the meat. Use a fork to loosen the meat and break up any big lumps. Place the lid back on and let it simmer for about 10 min. Do NOT add water. Now add the dry soup powder and mix through. You should have a tick flavorful mince mix. Slice the “head” off your loaf of bread and hollow out the middle. Fill with the minced meat and place the “lid” back on. Cover the entire loaf with foil and bake in a pre-heated oven for about 30-40 minutes. Serve with grated beetroot and a green salad!!!

Other Stuffed Bread ideas you might like!